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Farm Leader Pleased With US China Climate Talks

United States and Chinese leaders were engaged in talks last week aimed at improving climate change mitigation. The two countries…

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Minnesota Ag Department Offering Livestock Grants

The Minnesota Department of Ag is offering $1 million of livestock investment grants to producers making improvements in their operation.  …

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USDA’s June supply and demand report was neutral to bearish on new crop corn ending stock with an increase to…

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NCGA Supports House Farm Only Legislation

Thursday the U.S.House voted 216 to 208 along party lines to approve a farm only farm bill. National Corn Growers…

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Farmers Union Leader Concerned With Split Farm Bill Passing

National Farmers Union is concerned with the heavily partisan vote taken in the House Thursday to approve a farm bill…

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South Dakota Pork President Sees Positives With Smithfield Purchase

A Chinese company’s purchase of Smithfield Foods has received a lot of scrutiny this week.  The Senate Ag Committee held…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Encouraged Committee Looking At Taxes

One of the priorities for the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is getting state lawmakers to pass property tax relief. Cattlemen’s Legislative…

House Debates Split Farm Bill

House members have been debating the farm bill today, but a version that has been split from the nutrition title. …

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Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…

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Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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Baby Turned In To State Of Iowa

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The Iowa Department of Human Services says a baby has been turned over to the state -- the third use of the Safe Haven law in four months.

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Report Claims Global Warming Will Lead To More Bugs

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A report from the National Wildlife Federation claims global climate change will lead to an increase in ticks, mosquitoes, other blood-sucking pests, and poison ivy.

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Nebraska Governor’s Race Closer Than Expected

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A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race...apparently a closer race than many expected.

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Daugaard Ready To Answer EB5 Questions

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South Dakota democrats this week called for subpoenas of state officials in connection with the EB-5 visa investigation.

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Good Weather For Crops Expected

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The cool, fairly wet summer is causing concern for farmers across the region.